Beginning the Journey
As Jessica went through each slide, my excitement and anticipation grew, along with a quiet confidence that this is exactly where we are supposed to be. When I found out Haddon was a boy, I had already chosen a girl’s name. This name was meaningful. And even though he was not a girl, I have never been able to shake the feeling that this name is supposed to be a part of our family. I don’t know what this journey will look like. I’m not sure if through becoming a Foster Family, we will provide temporary homes for many, many children and never have a little girl who needs a permanent home. Or it may happen with the very first placement. Or a year later. It may be a long wait. The story might end up completely different than I envision it. But one thing is for sure, this family is where we are supposed to be, beginning the journey of becoming a foster family in order to provide a safe, loving home for children in crisis. It will hard. Emotional. Straining. But worth it. I want to look back here during the hard days and remember the calm assurance I had, the there-is-no-doubt-in-my-mind that this is where we are supposed to be feeling.
Here we are. At the very beginning. Taking the first step to this amazing journey.